Based out of Southfield, Michigan, ASPIRE Nutrition and Wellness is a small, outpatient program that offers flexible planning and consultation services for men and women struggling with eating disorders. The organization is essentially the private practice of Christine Elkhoury, a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist.
Treatment and Staff
Upon beginning treatment, incoming clients attend an initial consultation to determine their history and eating habits. Programs rely primarily on individual sessions, though Elkhoury’s connections to the behavioral health industry allow her to make referrals as necessary. Though each plan varies, services many include nutritional counseling, dietary education, meal planning help, supervised meals at restaurants, grocery store navigation help and other flexible meal support options.
More broadly, the services offered are akin to those a sober coach might provide to a recovering addict. Because the services offered are purely nutritional and dietary, evidence-based counseling and dual diagnosis support services are not available. Participation in a 12-step recovery program is also not required, though referrals to meetings may be available upon request. As mentioned, the staff at ASPIRE Nutrition and Wellness is primarily limited to Elkhoury herself, with additional help from administrative staff.
Treatment plans are flexible and can be limited to consultations or can include follow-up care as necessary. The organization also offers Skype sessions to clients who are out-of-state. Finally, those who complete their initial plans or goals from working with ASPIRE Nutrition and Wellness can also schedule follow-ups and check-ins as a form of aftercare.
Overall, ASPIRE Nutrition and Wellness is a flexible and affordable outpatient service for clients with eating disorders who are looking to strengthen their understanding of diet and nutrition. Each care plan is individualized and includes coaching, meal support and even in-person aid with grocery shopping and ordering at restaurants. Although the services offered are limited to those not in need of intensive clinical care, ASPIRE Nutrition and Wellness may still be a resource worth considering for those in recovery from eating disorders.
ASPIRE Nutrition and Wellness
2000 Town Center, Ste 1900
Southfield, MI 48075
ASPIRE Nutrition and Wellness Cost: $125 (initial consultation); $75 (45 minute follow-up sessions); $400 (package plan of six follow-up sessions). Reach ASPIRE Nutrition and Wellness by phone at (248) 945-7373. Find ASPIRE Nutrition and Wellness on Instagram
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